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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Manage Multiple Logical Volume Management Disks using Striping I/O

 tecmint: Logical Volume management has one of the cool feature which can write data over multiple disk by striping the I/O.

KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce

 softpedia: The community managers play a very important role in the open source community and they usually shape up the projects they work on, but it looks like not everyone agrees with their function.

Linux Tech Support & Time Warner

 FOSSforce: Which version of Windows or Mac are we using?"

Canonical Partners with AMD for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

ServerWatch: Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution is ramping up its OpenStack efforts thanks to a new server solution from AMD.

Docker Raises $40M, Plans New Enterprise Tool for 2015

eWEEK: Open-source Docker virtualization container technology gets a big vote of confidence from investors, with Docker Inc.'s receiving a new round of financing.

The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project

Linux.com: A question I get a lot is, “What makes an open source software project successful?”

Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind

 NetworkWorld: The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen

Prototyping board for Raspberry Pi Camera Module hits Kickstarter

 Raspberry Pi Today: Build GPIO projects around your Raspberry Pi Camera Module with ProtoCam, a new Kickstarter from the Average Man,

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Skullgirls Developers Detail What's Going On With The Linux Port

The Skullgirls developers have finally written up an official blog post on the status of the Linux port.

Shovel Knight Will Have Its Linux Version Soon

Backers of Shovel Knight or gamers interested it in that didn't back it on Kickstarter will be happy to know that Shovel Knight will release the Linux version "soon".

Image & Form Announces SteamWorld Heist

Image & Form who created SteamWorld Dig, a highly rated indie game have just announced SteamWorld Heist!

Starbound Could Be Open Source In Future

The head of Starbound developers Chucklefish "Tiy" has said openly on twitter to all of his followers he wants to open source Starbound, and all their other games.

Another World Now Available For Linux, Plus Cheese's Thoughts And Some Words From Icculus

Eric Chahi's renowned cinematic platformer makes its Linux debut. Read inside for details, plus some quotes from Linux porter Ryan C. Gordon.

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition Looks Set For Linux

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition looks like it will give Linux gamers some love thanks to information from the SteamDB.

Pirates, Vikings And Knights II Source Engine Game Coming To Linux

Pirates, Vikings and Knights II is being updated to the latest Valve SDK and with it comes Linux support! Pirates, Vikings and Knights II is a unique, total conversion of the Half-Life 2 Source engine. 3 teams fight each other for kills, objectives and total domination!

Mojang Confirms Microsoft Is Buying The Minecraft Maker

In a move that will shock many, Mojang has finally confirmed the rumours. Microsoft is buying them out, and so Minecraft & Scrolls will be owned by Microsoft.

Terraria Officially Confirmed To Be In Development For Linux, Finally!

Even though it seemed likely from a developer tweeting a screenshot of Terraria on Linux there was never an official confirmation. Until now that is! The developers are now confident enough to confirm it.

Insanity's Blade Released For Linux

Insanity's Blade is an interesting mix of old school action and platforming that is now available to buy and play on Linux. They even offer up a demo for us.

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday, so let's see what's been going on elsewhere.

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

Deadhold, A Squad Based Action RTS Game, And It's Coming To Linux

Deadhold is a Squad Based Action RTS game, brought to you by veteran game developers who have worked on titles such as Borderlands 2, Battlefield 2, Homefront and Myth 3.

Lutris Open Gaming Platform New Release

Lutris is an interesting open source application to help you manage your games from different sources, and they have released a fresh batch of builds.

Rising Angels: Reborn Available On Linux & It's Free

Rising Angels: Reborn is now available for free on Linux and promises to be an interesting sci-fi adventure.